What Now? Creative Tool for COVID-19 Planning

Curriculum. Rooted Good, July 6, 2020.


This 3-hour self-facilitated planning process helps teams think creatively to make an action plan.


colorful worksheets; grief and health scenarios; needs and asset mapping; constraints and options to adjust; synthesis of needs, assets, and ideas into an action plan; also available in Spanish

Recommended Audience

boards and leadership teams seeking to find creative leadership solution



Practical Applications

  • Create a new future for your congregation by utilizing this process with your leadership team.
  • Envision how your congregation can thrive during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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